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This week we will be thinking about patterns. Patterns are when something repeats over and over again.


A good tip: young children usually need to hear a pattern repeat at least three times before they can understand, repeat or continue the pattern e.g. red, blue, red, blue, red, blue…


Here are some ideas that you might like to choose from to help your child explore patterns this week:

  • Look at these different animal print patterns and discuss which jungle animal they belong to:

  • Make a repeating colour pattern using things from around your house (green button, black button, green button, black button; red car, yellow car, red car, yellow car; apple, banana, apple, banana)
  • Hunt for different patterns around your house e.g. tiles, banister, wallpaper
  • Make your own repeated patterns using items from your house (e.g. car, pencil, car, pencil, car, pencil; knife, fork, spoon, knife, fork, spoon, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Try and say this funny repeating pattern tongue twister e.g. red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry
  • Make up your own physical patterns e.g. jump, clap, jump, clap, jump, clap, jump, clap
  • Paint a pattern using finger painting or vegetable printing.



Video Challenge: Thread your own pasta snake with Miss Bagnall (you need some string and two different types of pasta that can be threaded)